The NADAV Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Jewish present and future, in which Jews, wherever they live, feel connected and committed to one another, to their shared history and their common destiny. It is this knowledge based awareness of collective identity that we call Jewish Peoplehood. more>

  • Leonid Nevzlin presents the NADAV Peoplehood Award to Prof. Aharon Barak more>

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    of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot more>

  • GA International Chair Leonid Nevzlin's speech earned him a standing ovation by the collected leadership of the American Jewish federations more>

  • President of the NADAV Foundation Irina Nevzlin Kogan predicts rise in prominence of younger generation of Jewish Leaders bringing new ideas and meaning to Jewishness more>

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Jewish Peoplehood in a Multicultural World

By Irina Nevzlin Kogan and Sean London

How best to eradicate prejudice? To be sure, we must continue to academically deconstruct, to publicly and aggressively inveigh against all forms of bias, preconceptions, bigotry, and the abhorrent actions that almost uniformly flow from the adoption of such beliefs. more

How Do You Say Jewish Peoplehood in French?

by Smadar Bar-Akiva

There isn’t such a word in French. Once again this demonstrates how very often the North America-Israel dialogue leaves out other countries and cultures. At the same time, when you dig deep down at what does Peoplehood or Amiut (in Hebrew) actually mean, French Jews fit right in.more>

Identity = ?

By Yehudah Mirsky

Instead of signifying that individuals are what they are in any fixed sense, as in x=x, "identity" today is often used to indicate that individuals are what they will themselves to be, over time and in different ways. Resistant to classification by any external standard or institution, one's identity is, rather, a complex truth that emerges from within.more>

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Michal Kelman Avital is a CEO of the NADAV Foundation


We heartily congratulate Michal Kelman Avital who was appointed as CEO of the NADAV Foundation. Michal, you definitely deserve it, and we wish you continued success!more>

NADAV Peoplehood Award 2012


The 2012 NADAV Peoplehood Award was presented on October 31, 2012, to Professor Elie Wiesel and Jazz musician Avishai Cohen at a ceremony in Jerusalem with hundreds of participants in attendance.more>

Irina Nevzlin Kogan named active Chair of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People


We sincerely congratulate the president of the NADAV Foundation Irina Nevzlin Kogan, who was unanimously elected active chairwoman of Beit Hatfutsot’s Board of Directors. Dear friend, good luck with the new beginning! more>